Camera On Bus Captures Crash During Police Chase In Southwest OKC

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 3:44 pm
By: News 9

A video on board a METRO Transit bus recorded a frightening crash when four suspects tried to outrun police.

Police said the four men burglarized Dustin Hawkins' home in the 6700 block of S. Drexel Avenue on Wednesday. They grabbed the loot and took off in their car, but police saw the men speeding away and started chasing them.

1/4/2012 Related Story: Fleeing Suspects Try To Run After Causing Crash In Southwest OKC

Police said the suspects ran a red light at S.W. 59th Street and Penn Avenue. A driver in a pickup truck slammed into the passenger's side of the getaway car, and crashed into two other cars. Despite the pileup, the suspects got out of the damaged vehicle and ran.

Three suspects were caught, but a fourth is still on the run.

A Metro Transit bus driver was at the scene. He heard the police sirens and stopped before reaching the intersection. His dashboard camera then recorded the violent collision which pushed the damaged cars several feet, right to the bumper of his bus.

The camera also recorded all four suspects jumping out of the car and running just seconds after the crash.

No one on board the bus was hurt.